The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering program has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) and the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET,

The University of Nevada, Reno, the College of Engineering, and the Department of Computer Science & Engineering have met all requirements for faculty, curricular objectives, administration, institutional facilities, and institutional commitments.

The B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering as a Second Major is not an ABET-accredited program. 

Why accreditation matters

ABET is the board that accredits engineering and computer science programs in the United States.

ABET is responsible for "establishing standards, procedures and an environment that encourages the highest quality for engineering, engineering technology and engineering-related education through accreditation so that each graduate possesses the skills necessary for lifelong learning and productive contribution to society, the economy, employers and the profession."

By conducting periodic, comprehensive program evaluations, ABET determines which programs meet the established criteria and are awarded accreditation.

A degree from an ABET accredited program is an endorsement that the program has been "quality tested." Graduates from ABET accredited programs have an assurance that their investment and achievement are recognized by the worldwide engineering community.

Outcomes and objectives

ABET requires departments to develop program educational objectives and student outcomes for use in the accreditation process.

Educational objectives describe what graduates should be able to achieve within a few years of graduation, while student outcomes describe knowledge and skills students gain as they move through a program.

View the outcomes and objectives for the bachelor's degree program in computer science and engineering.

Enrollment and Degrees

B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering Program
2018-2019 775
2017-2018 619 117
2016-2017 600 72
2015-2016 564 70
2014-2015 468 41
2013-2014 479 43
2012-2013 375 33